Today I’m at my mom’s, until Wednesday night. It’s my first visit to my mom since starting my new diet and exercise regime so I have to admit, I was worried about this visit. My mom and I snack a lot, we drink a little alcohol too, usually, and I don’t exercise while I’m there. I could not let it happen this time. I’ve simply worked too hard for what I’ve accomplished.
So, I made sure to get my second walk in before leaving for my mom’s, though it ended up being slightly shorter and also a bit too late, enough to get me scolded for being out in the dark for almost an hour. Whoops. 😅
But I had fun on this walk. I went to the pet store and took some cute pet photos. First some ferrets…
The bunnies were the cutest though, by far.
I also photographed some of the fishies there:
On the way back, I came across a mother duck with her older brood of ducklings. They had all nested down for the night and I know I got too close. They were immediately on their guard and I felt guilty for having bothered them for my dumb photo. However, as I walked away, they settled down again.
Once at my mom’s, we talked for a bit and then she made dinner while I spent as much time as I could on the treadmill, about 30 minutes. In the end I didn’t exceed my calorie goal —by THREE calories! Lol… it was close.
My mom made milanesas. They were perfect!
Tomorrow I’m going to continue my exercise, even while I’m here. I’ll still going to be up at 6:20am just like other days, and go walk outside for an hour and a half. I forgot my coffee, so I’ll be getting breakfast at the gas station on the way back.
Something that has made me very happy is that my art continues to progress well, in spite of literally walking 3 hours a day. I suppose that was downtime for me anyway, in little bursts throughout the day. Instead, my mind now rests while I exercise. My vision gets to rest too. There are truly a lot of advantages to my new regime.
Anyway, goodnight everyone! Hope your week is going well. We’re almost halfway there —and fall is nearly here!